Both The Wisdom of Solomon and Ecclesiasticus are excerpt books from the Apocrypha. Here's a quick introduction to each:
Wisdom of Solomon
Early Christian writers used this book and apparently respected its comparison of Greek philosophy and Jewish religion. The book contains essays of theological and devotional tone which theorize that faith is the highest kind of wisdom. The essays are written as if they are from King Solomon, and the book itself often goes by the title "Wisdom".
These writings in this book were originally in Hebrew, and then translated into Greek. They are the collected proverbs, statements and discourses of teacher Joshua Ben Sirach, translated by and his grandson. In early times this highly respected book was read during church.
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